By Hamid Ismailov
A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in critical Asia on the flip of the twenty first century opposed to a swirling backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism within the Ferghana Valley and beyond.
The tale starts at the eve of September 11, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as obvious on television whereas he's on vacation in significant Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major subject matters emerge: the increase of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan lower than the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s circulate from the periphery of the circle, from the mountains of Osh, into the internal sanctum of al-Qaeda, and eventually to a gathering with Sheikh bin weighted down himself.
His trip starts with a look for a Sufi non secular grasp and results in guerrilla struggle, and it truly is this pressure among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the e-book and the bomb, that provides the radical its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov presents splendidly brilliant bills of old occasions (as witnessed by means of Belgi) akin to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan criminal – a type of Afghan Guantanamo – and the insurgency within the Ferghana Valley.
This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:
Translated from Russian by means of Andrew Bromfield,
Poems translated via Richard MacKane,
Edited by way of Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
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